Philippines’ flag carrier, Philippine Airlines (PAL) will start flying out passengers on May 16 but will implement strict guidelines such as the status of community quarantine in some areas, health situation of other countries, government’s travel restrictions, and other passenger demands.
Additionally, PAL announced additional precautionary measures to make sure that its passengers and employees are safe at this time of the pandemic.
Passengers are required to wear masks – PAL has imposed a new regulation in which passengers are required to wear face masks at all times inside the airport premises, ticketing office, and inside the aircraft. There will also be thermal temperature checks, and social distancing will be strictly required.
Passengers will also have to be in the airport at least three hours for domestic flights and four hours for international flights before their departure.
Maximum of 2 kilos for carry-on luggage – the previous 7kgs of carry-on luggage will now go down to 2kgs. However, the airline will be giving 5kgs of free baggage allowance to its passengers. They will also allow 10 100ml bottles of sanitizers with 70 percent alcohol for each passenger.
As of May 8, 2020, there are already 10,463 cases of COVID-19 in the country, 1,734 recoveries, and 696 casualties.